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Win 50,000 yuan prizes for public toilet design in Guangzhou
Update: 2018-07-02     Source: lifeofguangzhou.com

A public toilet in China. [Photo provided to diyitui.com]

Guangzhou public toilet design contest has been officially launched with total reward money of 300,000 yuan, according to an innovation forum held on June 26.

The contest, as part of a "toilet revolution" campaign, is being organized by the Guangzhou Urban Management Commission. The campaign, aims at improving both visitors' travel experiences and citizens' living standard, has been implemented at scenic spots and rural areas with financial and technological support since 2015.

The commission said the city plans to set up 654 new public toilets and upgrade 1,508 existing toilets over the next three years in response to this campaign. The winners' design works will be adopted as part of the implementation plan to build public toilets in the city.

Two categories of design teams
The competition is divided into two groups, an interior design team and a landscape design team.

The interior design team is mainly responsible for the interior parts of the public toilet design, including space allocation, functional applications, and energy-saving design.

The landscape design team is more involved with exterior design. The toilets are to be designed according to different regions (for 11 districts) and under different environmental conditions (tourist attractions, urban centers, and urban-rural junctions). The architectural design also should reflect regional cultural characteristics.

The competition is open to all Chinese citizens and foreigners who love and care about Guangzhou.

Contest Schedule
1. Registration and submission (from June 26 to September 10)
Organizations or individuals should log on to the official website of the Guangzhou Urban Management Commission (www.gzcgw.gov.cn) to download Registration Form and submit entries via email.

E-mail box: 58264247@qq.com or 936608834@qq.com

2. Selection (from September 11 to 12)
A panel of experts will initially select qualified works from the submitted entries (about 80% of the qualified entries, or at least 40, and 20 for each category.)

3. Publicity (from September 13 to 20)
The experts committee will grade the entries prior to the finals and select outstanding works based on the scoring. Each category shall have one first prize, two second prizes, and three third prizes. The top award for each category is 50,000 yuan. Names of the winners will be released on the website www.gzcgw.gov.cn.

4. Award Ceremony (September 25)
Winners will be awarded with prize money, trophies, and certificates. The venue of the award ceremony will be released later.
For more detailed information please contact:
Address: Room 8, second floor, Building B, Science & Technology Pioneering Park, No. 189, Dunhe Lu, Haizhu District, Guangzhou.
Contact: Li Yan李彦
Tel: 020-83821230
Mobile: 17665407746

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